The Massena High School Robotics team recently held their 4th Annual McFun Night fundraiser at the McDonald’s Main Street Restaurant in Massena where they raised over $450. Each year team members give a few hours of an evening volunteering at McDonald’s, and in return, McDonald’s gives a percentage of all their sales for the evening back to the team. It’s a great partnership for both the team, and for McDonald’s.
The team is part of FIRST Robotics Team 229 and will be competing at the NY Tech Valley Regional in Troy, NY and in the Chesapeake Regional in College Park, MD in the spring. Last year the team won the Granite State Regional, won the Motorola Quality Award at the Boston Regional, and traveled to the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where they competed alongside 400 other high school teams from all over the world.
The mission of FIRST Robotics is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all. Students participating in FIRST Robotics are significantly more likely to attend college, major in science or engineering, and be outstanding future employees and citizens. FIRST is about changing our culture… for the better.
COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2014 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Patrick Farrand, principal of Massena High School, announced today Samuel Gerber has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success, “commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”